Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Faculty & Staff

Mahmood Hosseini, PhD

  • Associate Professor, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Iran
  • Telephone: 617.287.7116

Degrees

PhD, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Islamic Azad University
MS, Structural Engineering, University of Tehran

Additional Information

Mahmood Hosseini was born in Kashan, Iran. He started his academic studies in 1978 in the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, where he got his MS in Structural Engineering in 1986. He continued his studies and got his PhD degree from the Islamic Azad University (IAU) in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering in 1991, as the first PhD graduate from an Iranian university in the ‘engineering field.’ He joined academia in the same year and started teaching and researching in the field of Earthquake Engineering and related areas, including Lifeline Earthquake Engineering and Earthquake Risk Management. He was at Cornell University from June 2001 to September 2002 where he spent his sabbatical leave and taught two courses.

He has authored and co-authored more than 130 conference papers, around 30 journal papers, about 10 research reports, and 5 books, monographs, and conference proceedings. He is presently an associate professor in the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), and a Board Member for several scientific journals, including the International Journal, Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (JSEE), published quarterly by the IIEES. He is also a member of several Engineering Associations and Societies to which he has been serving as the vice-director, treasurer, or board member.

In addition to his academic assignments, he has been engaged in ‘engineering work’ since 1984, as either design engineer or technical inspector, and has the experience of working as the Project Manager in one of the regional programs of the UNDP in Central and South East Asia with regards to Disaster Risk Reduction.